"Corpsing is a technique for transforming a skeleton or skull prop into a corpse by adding tissue, ligaments, veins, or other anatomical details. This tutorial will cover some of the basic techniques we used when corpsing several skulls for one of our projects.
First you need to decide what style of corpsed prop you want to create. This usually depends on cause of death, timeline, and environmental conditions. A skull that has been soaking in a swamp for 3 months will look quite a bit different than one that has been mummifying in a desert for 20 years. Once you have picked a basic style you can determine color pallet, textures and materials."
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Corpsing A Skull
Chris Ellerby of Vex FX brings us this outstanding tutorial on corpsing a skull. This is one of the clearest explanations of the technique I've seen. With a relatively small investment in materials you can create an outstanding prop. More importantly, once you're familiar with the basic concepts you'll see how it can be used to produce everything from mummified sideshow specimens to aged leather book covers.